Biologist, Award-winning Writer E. O. Wilson to Give 2009 Distinguished Lecture
Today marks the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. As Case Western Reserve University continues its yearlong celebration of his legacy, the campus community is invited to hear the man considered to be the "father of the modern environmental movement" share his own unique observations about Darwin.
Legendary biologist E. O. Wilson from Harvard University has been invited to give Case Western Reserve University's 2009 Distinguished Lecture at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Severance Hall. This event is free and open to the public through the generous support of Drs. Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Glenn R. Brown. Additional funding is provided by the Office of the Provost and the College Scholars Program. Read more.
Engineers Week Is Off and Running Beginning
Sunday, February 15
Whoever said engineers don't know how to have fun?
Engineers Week at Case Western Reserve University takes off at a sprinter's pace with its own Fun Run. Known as the Pi Mile Run, it is an annual race of approximately 3.14 miles (3.14 is also the numerical value of pi), or five kilometers, designed to benefit Engineers Without Borders, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help developing areas worldwide with their engineering needs.
The race, sponsored by Tau Beta Pi, local chapter of the national engineering honor society at the Case School of Engineering, is set to start at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 15.
Engineers Week, which runs from Sunday, Feb. 15, through Saturday, Feb. 21, is designed to raise public understanding and appreciation of engineers' contributions to society. Founded in 1951, it is among the oldest of America's professional outreach efforts. All of the Case School of Engineering programs are designed to inspire current and future generations of engineering talent. Read more.
The Pre-Dental Society is collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss for local elementary school children. Contact Saleh Al-Kharsa for details.
The Writing Resource Center (WRC) invites students and faculty to stop by the WRC open house from 6 to 7 p.m. this evening in Bellflower Hall, Room 104. Attendees can mingle with other students, faculty and WRC staff while enjoying beverages, snacks, games and prizes.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak to faculty, admissions counselors, financial aid representatives and students. Learn more.
For Faculty and Staff
The Department of Human Resources will continue to host supervisory briefing sessions throughout the semester. The next session will focus on "Managing a Diverse Workforce" from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Biomedical Research Building, Frohring Auditorium. Erica Merritt, director of employee education, training and development, will facilitate the discussion.
Students who traveled to El Salvador and Bangladesh as part of the Mandel School of Applied Social Science's study abroad program will host a panel discussion from 12:50 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Mandel School, Room 325. Hear about their experiences and learn more about upcoming study abroad courses.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting a discussion on "Sex and Love: What You Need to Know" at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Fribley Fireside. Students can learn about medical and support resources available on campus, and will have an opportunity to discuss relationship topics. Learn more.
Volunteer opportunities are available for students interested in tutoring and mentoring John Hay and Cleveland School of the Arts high school students. Volunteers will provide free tutoring in ACT exam preparation and other school subjects. The commitment is one to two hours a week from February to April. If interested, send an e-mail to ACTTutors@gmail.com.
The University Community Hour is scheduled every Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. during the academic year. Several events are taking place this Friday, Feb. 13. View the spring semester schedule.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
Data Center Renovations
As part of the renovations to the Case Western Reserve data centers, Information Technology Services will institute Fiber Backbone Panel Relocations in Crawford Data Center. The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users.
Services affected by the moves during the next several days include:
Services through Friday, Feb. 13
Reroute current backbone connections through new medical school to KSL backbone fiber in order to bypass Crawford Hall.
- Redundant links from Distribution Hubs to Core1 being rerouted (no impact)
Monday, Feb. 16
- E-mail (Delivery) / Should remain online
- Oracle Databases (ERP and DataWarehouse) / Limited Functionality
Relocation of Medical School to Crawford Hall Backbone Fiber from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- No impact, (backbone connections have been rerouted previously)
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Relocation of Core 0 within Crawford Data Center from 2 to 6 a.m.:
- Minimal Impact to network services (Multi-Cast video traffic not available).
Read more for a complete schedule of planned services.